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Slow Rise For Seymour

If you drive by, you may just see a flooded field in northern Baylor county. 

But it's more than that. It's also a recharge point for the Seymour Aquifer, and a vital source of Seymour's drinking water.

Seymour Water Production Supervisor Rick Garcia says it's been five years since the main recharge station has been under multiple feet of water. 

Garcia has been paying close attention to well levels during the recent rains. Because of overflowing creeks and floodwaters, some of the wells that make up the aquifer have been inaccessible.

"It's probably going to be another week or so until we start seeing the benefits of the rains that we've been getting," Garcia said.

For Seymour residents, one of those benefits would be a lowering of drought restrictions.

"If our aquifer levels start to rise, then we'll immediately try to go Stage Two where our citizens can utilize that water," Garcia said.

The rains have caused a six inch increase across the aquifer, bringing average water levels to around 7 feet. 

Seymour City Manager Steve Biedermann says that the wet may has allowed the city to explore more options.

"It's bought us time," Biedermann said. "And we're looking at possible tying into surface water resources, possibly Miller Creek."

Nevertheless, residents are hoping that water level rises are not slow for long. 

Dave Caulfield, Newschannel 6

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